Must Do: Kyoto, Japan

When you think of Japan you are likely picturing Kyoto – peaceful Zen gardens, hidden Buddhist temples and shrines, colourful Torii gates, bamboo forests, graceful geisha, bustling markets and mouthwatering food. This idllyic district was once the capital of Japan and although a lot has changed since then, it still remains the perfect mix of all that…

Must Do: Osaka, Japan

Osaka is the second largest cosmopolitan area in Japan, and one of the largest in the world, with an estimated 19 million people calling this area home. Osaka sits a few notches down from Tokyo on the chaos belt and is well worth a visit if you have the time. Here is a list of…

Must Do: Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is one of the best places to start your Japan adventure. It really does showcase all that is Japan – from the bustling, lively Shibuya, to the electric city of Akihabara and the eclectic Harajuku. Here is a list of the must do things in Tokyo to make sure you hit the ground running…

Quick Guide: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is often overlooked by many people who opt for the more commonly travelled Bali, India or Vietnam. Before you book your 8th trip to Bali because you want somewhere cheap to go for a short holiday – I urge you to read this guide!! Sri Lanka is the hidden gem of South East…

Snake Conservation Centre, Sri Lanka

This was a really cool experience and one that I will never forget. If you have some free time in Weligama, Matara or Mirissa I strongly suggest venturing to the Snake Conservation Centre. The man that runs the centre brings the snakes, one at a time, out of the enclosures and performed some demonstrations. He had…

Must Do: Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Ahh Mirissa. I have to admit being Australian I have been spoilt with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but when I arrived in Mirissa my inner beach snob was impressed. H The soft powder white sand, crystal clear blue water, clean shoreline and most importantly no vendors trying to sell you…

Must Do: Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

Positioned on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Galle Fort was initially constructed by the Portuguese and later fortified by the Dutch in the 1600’s. Today this walled city preserves the distant memory of a gone by era. This UNESCO World Heritage site still possesses its elegant charm – the cobble stone streets, Dutch buildings…

Must Do: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa is a small beach town located along the south coast of Sri Lanka. It is a popular tourist destination for anything and everything that involves the beach. Hikkaduwa used to be known as the beach hub of Sri Lanka, however, after it was devastated by the 2004 tsunami other beach locations have begun to…

Sri Lankan Safari

So you want to go on a Sri Lankan Safari? Great choice!!! If you have arrived here in search of information, good news, you have come to the right place. Which National Park should i choose? In Sri Lanka there are two main safari areas – Yala National Park and Udawalawe National Park. We decided…